New casting details have recently been revealed by Deadline for the upcoming pilot of “Olga Dies Dreaming”. “Grey’s Anatomy” Jesse Williams has joined the project, which will also Star Aubrey Plaza and Ramón Rodríguez.
“Olga Dies Dreaming” is based on the novel by Xochitl Gonzalez, who is has also written the pilot. The pilot is going to be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and it tells the story of a Nuyorican brother (Rodríguez) and sister (Plaza) from a gentrifying Sunset Park in Brooklyn who are reckoning with their absent, politically radical mother and their glittering careers among New York City’s elite in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Jesse Williams will play Matteo, who is a collector: of music, of objects, of trivia, and mainly, of opinions. A passionate Brooklynite, he won’t just tell you where to find the best slice; he’ll drive you there to get it. He’d come across as a know it all if, in fact, he wasn’t so genuinely curious about everything. He’s a person keenly aware of people’s inclination to put everyone and everything into neat little boxes, and he firmly refuses to conform.
20th Television is creating the pilot for Hulu, so we should also expect the series to head to Disney+ as a Star Original.